$66 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 13, 2014 Check-out: Jul 16, 2014

Howard Johnson Inn Toronto Downtown West

2 stars
14 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, ON M6R 2K3
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.4
out of 5
73 reviews
bonding with cousin

hotel staff is very accommodating and warm, location is just what i need, close to the airport and... See full review

  • ngingipops
  • May 26, 2014
Nice hotel

The hotel building looks awful, but inside is really nice. I used to live at the first floor double... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jun 28, 2010
Spend your next family adventure at this Howard Johnson Inn Toronto Downtown West near the Toronto International Airport, the Hockey Hall of Fame, and the CN Tower with breathtaking views of the city. Take a stroll along the waterfront at Ontario Place to see local culture and entertainment, or just relax on the sandy beach. The University of Toronto is just minutes away. Tour the impressive Casa Loma, a private residence turned museum which resembles a gothic castle, or see the exhibits at the Royal Ontario Museum. Walk to several restaurants including Cardinal Rule, all day breakfast at Easy Restaurant, and Amico Pizza. Start your morning refreshed with a complimentary Rise and Dine continental breakfast and complimentary newspaper. Copy and fax services are available for your convenience. Plan your exciting day from the comfort of your guest room with complimentary wireless Internet access. Smoke-free rooms are also available. Pets are welcome at this lodging.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

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Hotel Map

43.6388 -79.4462
Area description
Business district

Nearby points of interest

  • High Park: 1.3 mi
  • Fort York: 2.2 mi
  • Toronto Music Garden: 2.6 mi
  • Centre Island: 2.7 mi
  • The AGO, Art gallery of Ontario: 2.9 mi
  • Rogers Centre: 2.9 mi
  • Princess of Wales Theatre: 2.9 mi
  • CN Tower: 3 mi
  • Bata Shoe Museum: 3 mi
  • Massey Hall: 3 mi
  • University of Toronto: 3 mi
  • Toronto Symphony Orchestra: 3 mi
  • Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts: 3.1 mi
  • Royal Conservatory of Music: 3.2 mi
  • Harbourfront Centre: 3.3 mi
  • High Park: 1.3 mi
  • Fort York: 2.2 mi
  • Toronto Music Garden: 2.6 mi
  • Centre Island: 2.7 mi
  • The AGO, Art gallery of Ontario: 2.9 mi
  • Rogers Centre: 2.9 mi
  • Princess of Wales Theatre: 2.9 mi
  • CN Tower: 3 mi
  • Bata Shoe Museum: 3 mi
  • Massey Hall: 3 mi
  • University of Toronto: 3 mi
  • Toronto Symphony Orchestra: 3 mi
  • Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts: 3.1 mi
  • Royal Conservatory of Music: 3.2 mi
  • Harbourfront Centre: 3.3 mi
  • Royal Ontario Museum: 3.3 mi
  • Spandina Historic House: 3.4 mi
  • The Air Canada Centre: 3.4 mi
  • Air Canada Centre: 3.4 mi
  • Eaton Centre: 3.4 mi
  • Yorkville: 3.5 mi
  • The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre: 3.5 mi
  • Hockey Hall of Fame: 3.5 mi
  • Casa Loma: 3.5 mi
  • Pantages Theatre: 3.5 mi
  • Mackenzie House: 3.6 mi
  • Toronto Island Park: 3.6 mi
  • Toronto Public Library: 3.7 mi
  • National Ballet of Canada: 3.8 mi
  • St Lawrence Market: 3.8 mi
  • Allan Gardens Conservatory: 3.9 mi
  • Distillery District: 4.4 mi
  • Ashbridge's Bay Park: 7 mi
  • Ontario Science Centre: 7.6 mi
  • The Beaches: 7.7 mi
  • Edwards Gardens: 7.9 mi
  • Toronto Centre for the Arts: 9 mi
  • Scarborough Bluffs: 12.3 mi
  • Toronto Zoo: 18 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (73)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Inn Toronto Downtown West

Overall score

2.4 / 5
5.01.0
73 out of 73
Amenities:
2.4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3.2
Room comfort:
2.5
Location:
2.8
Value:
2.9

42% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn Toronto Downtown West

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Cambridge, ON
Mar 7, 2011

Great price!

After reading reviews on this hotel, I was expecting a bad experience and dirty rooms. The rooms were quite clean, and very spacious, including a couch with a pull out bed. The breakfast wasn't very good, but luckily there was a McDonald's next door. I would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Toronto Downtown West

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
vancouver ,bc
Mar 5, 2011

parking was terrible

the hotel wasnt that bad,it was the parking that is terrible.you have to walk 2 blocks away and it kinda scary when you park late night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Toronto Downtown West

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
vancouver ,bc
Mar 5, 2011

parking was terrible

the hotel wasnt that bad,it was the parking that is terrible.you have to walk 2 blocks away and it kinda scary when you park late night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Toronto Downtown West

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
KR1963
Business
Clearwater, FL
Feb 23, 2011

Absolute [*]

Where do I start? First the "receptionist" told me that I had to give her $50 cash as a deposit in addition to the money paid for it. I said no. She that EVERY HOTEL requires that. I told her that the Hyatt downtown didnt require it. Then she said that the company couldn't call in a credit card to do the deposit on. Finally she allowed me to give her my DL to get in the room.The hallway stank of stale cigarettes & urine.The room was about 10 x10 with a 6 inch by 12 inch HEATER on the side of the wall. The remote didnt work. The carpet has a HOLE in it 8x8 inches. [*]. $50 per night?The furniture was all chipped & cracked.At least the bathroom was decent.This place is BED BUG heaven. Don't stay here unless u r broke & have no other choice. They have WIRELESS INTERNET that I am writing this review on! HAHAHA

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Toronto Downtown West

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
KR1963
Business
Clearwater, FL
Feb 23, 2011

Absolute [*]

Where do I start? First the "receptionist" told me that I had to give her $50 cash as a deposit in addition to the money paid for it. I said no. She that EVERY HOTEL requires that. I told her that the Hyatt downtown didnt require it. Then she said that the company couldn't call in a credit card to do the deposit on. Finally she allowed me to give her my DL to get in the room.The hallway stank of stale cigarettes & urine.The room was about 10 x10 with a 6 inch by 12 inch HEATER on the side of the wall. The remote didnt work. The carpet has a HOLE in it 8x8 inches. [*]. $50 per night?The furniture was all chipped & cracked.At least the bathroom was decent.This place is BED BUG heaven. Don't stay here unless u r broke & have no other choice. They have WIRELESS INTERNET that I am writing this review on! HAHAHA

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Toronto Downtown West

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
American Transplant
Toronto, Canada
Feb 21, 2011

No Frills and Clean

Stayed there while looking for an apt. No frills and no drama. If you need a cheap, clean place to stay, this is it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

If you are going to park in the garage, there's an alley cut through instead of going all the way up to Harvard Ave.

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Toronto Downtown West

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
American Transplant
Toronto, Canada
Feb 21, 2011

No Frills and Clean

Stayed there while looking for an apt. No frills and no drama. If you need a cheap, clean place to stay, this is it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

If you are going to park in the garage, there's an alley cut through instead of going all the way up to Harvard Ave.

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Toronto Downtown West

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chanti
Woodbridge, NJ
Feb 7, 2011

Good and inexpensive

Relatively inexpensive though the room is too small. Worked for me as I traveled alone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Toronto Downtown West

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Grand Rapids, MI
Nov 25, 2010

Howard Johnson: Hotel or hostel?

The rooms in this hotel are incredibly small, but decently kept. Getting luggage in and out was a major issue, as there is no elevator and no parking within at least a full block of the building (not even an 'unloading zone'). The website is misleading in that there are not microwaves or refrigerators in the rooms (there is only a dorm-sized microwave and fridge in the lobby for common use!). The pictures for the hotel on the website are not of this location; my room contained a twin bed which left about a foot on each side between it and the wall - very small. The staff was very friendly but seemed totally unaware that having no parking within at least a block was a slight inconvenience. The main trolly car destination and launch-point (and repair station) is directly behind the hotel, which is why there is no parking anywhere near the hotel. This is in a fairly rough neighborhood. Parking is quite expensive and hard to access due to the abundance of trolly cars and one way streets. The breakfast was decent but quite limited (the coffee was horrendous!). The walls are paper-thin, but thankfully it was a quiet couple of nights that I stayed there. This hotel is definitely not 5 minutes from all the important spots in Toronto. It was a 40 minute trolly ride to University of Toronto (St. George's campus). By car, it would not be much quicker, as it is quite a hike to get to your car and then the streets are very 'stop and go' and quite busy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
1
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Toronto Downtown West

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Grand Rapids, MI
Nov 25, 2010

Howard Johnson: Hotel or hostel?

The rooms in this hotel are incredibly small, but decently kept. Getting luggage in and out was a major issue, as there is no elevator and no parking within at least a full block of the building (not even an 'unloading zone'). The website is misleading in that there are not microwaves or refrigerators in the rooms (there is only a dorm-sized microwave and fridge in the lobby for common use!). The pictures for the hotel on the website are not of this location; my room contained a twin bed which left about a foot on each side between it and the wall - very small. The staff was very friendly but seemed totally unaware that having no parking within at least a block was a slight inconvenience. The main trolly car destination and launch-point (and repair station) is directly behind the hotel, which is why there is no parking anywhere near the hotel. This is in a fairly rough neighborhood. Parking is quite expensive and hard to access due to the abundance of trolly cars and one way streets. The breakfast was decent but quite limited (the coffee was horrendous!). The walls are paper-thin, but thankfully it was a quiet couple of nights that I stayed there. This hotel is definitely not 5 minutes from all the important spots in Toronto. It was a 40 minute trolly ride to University of Toronto (St. George's campus). By car, it would not be much quicker, as it is quite a hike to get to your car and then the streets are very 'stop and go' and quite busy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
1
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